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The Mystery of the Yellow Room


Published January 12, 2009


This is a LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Yellow Room, by Gaston Leroux. Read by annise, Stuart Bell, Jc Guan, Ezwa, Simon Larois, Madera, Ted Nugent, O, Lars Rolander, J. M. Smallheer and Gloria Zbilicki.

This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a ‘locked room mystery’, in which an attempted murder takes place, but with no obvious way for the perpetrator to have escaped. The author, Gaston Leroux, is better known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera: prepare to feel the hairs standing up on the back of your neck…
(Summary by Stuart Bell)


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Reviewer: ListeninginChicago - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2009
Subject: Excellent Mystery
From Wikipedia: The crime takes place at the Chateau du Glandier, located in the forest, near the road leading to Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois and Montlhéry. The daughter of a famous scientist is found the victim of attempted murder. The strange thing is the room is locked from the inside and there are no other ways in. A police detective is involved but the young journalist Joseph Rouletabille is more concerned with unraveling the mystery by use of reasoning and logic.

My comments: The clues are all there - can you figure it out? I'll say that I didn't, but once it's revealed, well of course, why didn't I see that? It's a fun book to listen to and very well read by a wide variety of talented Librivox volunteers.
Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2009
Subject: Good mystery
This is one of those mysteries that starts out slow but has you wrapped up and listening carefully as it progresses.

Mdm Stangerson is found seriously injured in a locked room and refuses to talk about it to anyone, even those that love her and want to help her. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that she has a terrifying secret to hide. Even after a second vicious attack, she says nothing. Despite her silience, young Routabille is determined to find the guilty party and beat the police to the solution.

Good readers as well. Enjoy!
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